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Dr Kimberley Kavanagh

Strathclyde Chancellor'S Fellow

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement

Following graduating with a joint honors degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Economic I completed a PhD in Statistics and Modelling Science on the mathematical modelling of antimicrobial resistance. In 2006, I began working in collaboration with Health Protection Scotland on research problems in public health statistics and epidemiology.  This research focuses mainly on the linkage of and statistical analysis of data from large administrative databases to answer questions of public health importance.    My initial project focused on developing surveillance systems using data from NHS telephone helplines and GP consultation data to monitor a potential outbreak of pandemic influenza – systems which were subsequently used to inform policy public health policy in the 2009 Influenza H1N1 outbreak.  My collaborative research with Health Protection Scotland continued with assessment of the effectiveness of the Influenza vaccination in the community and most recently assessing the impact of the HPV vaccination, used to prevent cervical cancer in women, on the prevalence of HPV infection and pre-cancerous disease. 

My current research has developed in to the area of pharmacoepidemiology and is conducted in collaboration with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science and the Information Services Division of the NHS. This work aims to understand the impact of interventions in reducing high risk prescribing combinations and understand the effect of prescribing patterns upon patient outcomes. This research involves linkage and analysis of national hospital admission and prescribing databases and will lead to the development of an Infection Intelligence Platform at Information Services Division which will empower the clinical community and infection specialists to develop, implement and measure the effectiveness of preventative and treatment interventions.


Changes in the prevalence of human papillomavirus following a national bivalent human papillomavirus vaccination programme in Scotland : a 7-year cross-sectional study
Kavanagh Kimberley, Pollock Kevin G, Cuschieri Kate, Palmer Timothy, Cameron Ross L, Watt Cameron, Bhatia Ramya, Moore Catherine, Cubie Heather, Cruickshank Margaret, Robertson Charles
Lancet Infectious Diseases Vol 17, pp. 1293–1302, (2017)
The impact of bivalent HPV vaccine on cervical intraepithelial neoplasia by deprivation in Scotland : reducing the gap
Cameron Ross L, Kavanagh Kimberley, Cameron Watt D, Robertson Chris, Cuschieri Kate, Ahmed Syed, Pollock Kevin G
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Vol 71, pp. 954-960, (2017)
Risk factors for resistance and multidrug resistance in community urine isolates : population level analysis using the NHS Scotland Infection Intelligence Platform
Malcolm William, Fletcher Eilidh, Kavanagh Kimberley, Deshpande Ashutosh, Wiuff Camilla, Marwick Charis, Bennie Marion
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, (2017)
Preventing frail and elderly hospital admissions : developing an evaluation framework for the "closer to home" quality improvement programme in NHS Forth Valley
Martin Maria Cristina, Bouamrane Matt-Mouley, Kavanagh Kimberley, Woolman Paul
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health, pp. 231-232, (2017)
Building a national Infection Intelligence Platform to improve antimicrobial stewardship and drive better patient outcomes – the Scottish Experience
Bennie Marion, Malcolm William, Marwick Charis A, Kavanagh Kimberley, Sneddon Jean , Nathwani Dilip
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, (2017)
Evaluating the effectiveness, impact and safety of live attenuated and seasonal inactivated influenza vaccination : protocol for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Effectiveness II (SIVE II) study
Simpson Colin R, Lone Nazir I, Kavanagh Kimberley, Robertson Chris, McMenamin Jim, von Wissmann Beatrix, Vasileiou Eleftheria, Butler Chris, Ritchie Lewis D, Gunson Rory, Schwarze Jürgen, Sheikh Aziz
BMJ Open Vol 7, (2017)

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Professional activities

Royal Statistical Society Conference 2017
Royal Statistical Society (External organisation)
Invited speaker
Royal Statistical Society (External organisation)
Royal Statistical Society conference 2010
Invited speaker
Young Statisticians Meeting 2009

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Effectiveness and Pharmacoepidemiology Studies - Framework Agreement
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Robertson, Charles (Co-investigator)
Period 05-Oct-2015 - 04-Oct-2019
Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Institute (SHAIPI) (SIRN Consortium Mark 2) | Tydeman, Florence
Robertson, Charles (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Tydeman, Florence (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Oct-2021
Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland (MRC Confidence in Concept 2017) / R170262-104
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Robertson, Charles (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2019
Risk subsequent HPV cancer following preinvasive disease
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2016 - 30-Sep-2017
Understanding the adoption of Technology Enabled Care
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator) Hughes, Janette (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2016 - 31-May-2017
Improving Predictive Asthma Algorithms with Modeled Environmental Data for Scotland
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2017 - 31-Jul-2018

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